Rockfax Description
16m. Climb the steep arete with the nose being passed on the left. FA. George Bower early 1920s © Rockfax

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 50 Best HS Routes in the UK., World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion.

SP 24/Aug Lead
payeo20 15/Aug Lead O/S


with Alex W
Alex Whittaker 15/Aug 2nd
Becky E 08/Aug Lead O/S

Had a bit of a paddy.... embarrassing.

john max 08/Aug 2nd
with Becky E
Hidden 23/Jul 2nd
bryce.dorin 23/Jul Lead O/S
Cruty Rammers 15/Jul 2nd

Finally tackled it! Great stuff, very delicate over the bulge but the top out was great.

Hidden 27/Jun 2nd
db79 27/Jun Lead O/S
Becks87 23/Jun 2nd O/S

Good fun.

with Adam L
atom 23/Jun Lead O/S

Beautiful climb, very enjoyable

BnB 12/Jun -
Brown 27/May 2nd
with Stu
ChrisVickers 27/May Lead O/S
newskin 05/Oct/14 2nd


with Jim Symon
JonnoP 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Susie
The Norris 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S

lovely route

RichardLeggett 26/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
jakebrown 10/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Rob84 17/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Pidg
mevanssmith 13/Jun/14 Lead
JM0rrison 13/Jun/14 Lead β
K Mckay 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with Paul Gibbison
Hidden ?/May/14 Lead O/S
grubes 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Alex
Alex Thompson 28/Sep/13 2nd rpt

Chew Valley Challenge

with Luke
Phil West 28/Sep/13 2nd rpt

9th and final climb of the Chew Valley Challenge

with John Perry
thetradlad 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Dan Tyas
snapperdan 08/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Just Another Dave 26/Aug/13 Solo O/S
eldre070 25/Aug/13 Lead

As Green as Kermit, a day after rain. Didn't affect too much as v juggy and easy to protect. Long sling useful to use thread at top. Mega views.

splat2million 25/Aug/13 2nd
blackholesun 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
rockman 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Thought crux move above the nose nails.

timcedwards 14/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd
rfdl100 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Simon Waters
Montecore 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Ben Simpkins
Ramblin dave 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Great climb! Accidentally made the start a bit more interesting by drifting a bit too far right. Then accidentally made the moves under the nose a lot more interesting by trying to get right up under it, not being able to go any further, having a bit of a wibble and eventually jumping back to the ledge before doing moving out left and doing it properly.

with Alison
Siobhan McGowan 20/Jul/13 2nd
skittles 18/Jul/13 2nd O/S
pog100 17/Jul/13 Lead

Lovely climb, bags of protection and time to place it, one awkward move below the second ledge.

with Cath Walton
Hidden 17/Jul/13 2nd O/S
bwestwood 15/Jul/13 Lead
snapperdan 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Simonj 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Dan
j.buckley87 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Pike 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Windier than a Brussels sprout convention.

with Marc
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead
Joe.Elliott1 08/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Climbster 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 07/Jun/13 2nd β
with Matt
Nigel Bond 22/May/13 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Stefan Trebicki 06/May/13 Lead
jimartin 06/May/13 2nd
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
bantamdave 04/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Murray
James Oswald 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S

classic and juggy. cool route

Hoyes 29/May/12 2nd O/S
Barry D 29/May/12 Lead
with Juan
Juan Ruiz 29/May/12 2nd
markblair 26/May/12 2nd O/S

Nice route with good moves round the nose. Belay at the top is not great.

with Alison Dixon
Legionreturns 24/May/12 2nd O/S
Richard Alderton 24/May/12 Lead

Nice route. A little tricky to arrange the belay.

with Tom_, Chris Burl
BenedictIEP 23/May/12 Lead O/S
vix 23/May/12 2nd rpt
with Ben, Jonny
Alex Thompson 23/May/12 Lead rpt

Fun to try again.

with Liz
Liz Peel 23/May/12 2nd dog

Nice climbing, few hairy moments when I thought I was going to loose my grip. Last leg up to finish took me a while, ended up pulling myself up on stomach to finish.

Jules Lane ?/May/12 Lead O/S

Very nice - not quite 3 stars

Stefan Trebicki 31/Mar/12 2nd
with Liam Brady
Dan0Me 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Sophie C
Bob Windsor 01/Oct/11 2nd
with Rick Graham
Hidden 31/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead
Sam Simpson 03/Jul/11 Solo O/S
steveth 27/Jun/11 2nd β

Excellent stuff. Bold finish.

JonBray 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S
t8t9t8 19/Jun/11 -
Hidden 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
augustus trout 19/Jun/11 2nd
with Colin Maddison
Hidden 19/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Jayzen 19/Jun/11 2nd
with Mark Ashley
paul79 01/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Hardonicus 11/May/11 2nd
with vix
J25 11/May/11 2nd
vix 11/May/11 Lead O/S
with Haydn
The Blue Bucket ?/May/11 -
greglad 09/Apr/11 -
Dave Franklin 05/Sep/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
stimpey 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Pete, Davina
petegunn 30/Aug/10 2nd
with Davina & Steve
Hidden 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Clay C 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Jay
Jay C 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Clay C
Rog Wilko 25/Jul/10 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Rob84 18/Jul/10 2nd dog

Very green - would be lovely otherwise

with Rich
mattnuttall 06/Jul/10 Solo rpt
with Alan Holden
kjbix 30/Jun/10 Lead
ruggystunts 30/Jun/10 2nd
with Kev
Hidden 28/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead rpt
wil_perry 20/Jun/10 2nd
with Barney
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/10 2nd β
LakesWinter 12/Jun/10 2nd
with Emma, AD
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
stratandrew 02/Jun/10 2nd
Rob Davies 01/Jun/10 Lead
with Phil Ashton
ayuplass 31/May/10 2nd RP

tried to lead it, got as far as the nose then had to retreat as i was unable to do the move up. Tried it on 2nd, tried it miles's way, then finally found a better, easier way. Top out was hard too

with miles
coffeepot 23/May/10 2nd
with jelaby
jelaby 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Barry D 22/May/10 Lead
with Jobo
Hidden 19/May/10 2nd
ste_d 24/Apr/10 Solo rpt
john.gaffney 24/Apr/10 Lead
with Ed Arnett
hcooper 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Hard near the thin crack. Really had to trust some friction holds! Good route though. Brought Jenny up on second.

Jen80 11/Apr/10 2nd
with Cooper
Hidden ??/2010 -
reubensampson 17/Oct/09 2nd
with Dan Peers
jonka ?/Oct/09 -
with gareth
peggy_on_the_rocks 20/Sep/09 2nd
with Raho
Graeme Hammond 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
shed_hed 13/Sep/09 2nd
matthewjames 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Reaver2k 11/Aug/09 2nd rpt

Good effort to Matt, looked like he enjoyed himself on this one! Brilliant climb!

Lisaaa 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Watson
embob 09/Aug/09 2nd

Nice lead by Al, VERY nice route with some tricky moves at the thin crack.

with Alex
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead
petegruf 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with blaithin h
graphiclunarkid 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Awesome route with great exposure and a nice, technical crux. Interesting top-out too!

arctic_jen 08/Aug/09 2nd
with Rich
cem 08/Aug/09 2nd rpt
with John Evans
barney800 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Great route. Lots of gear and some superb positions.

with Katherine Shaw
ste_d 28/Jun/09 Solo rpt
ste_d 16/Jun/09 Solo rpt
Richie Rich 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Nick M
Howard J 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Cold! Found it quite hard as I could hardly feel my fingers. Good moves and well protected - excellent!

with Elli Mauser
Hidden 09/Jun/09 Lead
Goody 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Margaret Bowyer
tanssop 31/May/09 2nd
with Andy & Paul
doogstrue 31/May/09 TR
with phil & andy
Hidden 30/May/09 2nd
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
snakebite 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Paul Shephard
Kaiser999 ?/May/09 Lead
with Andy Farrimond
Hidden ?/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/09 Lead
wheelo 02/Apr/09 2nd
with foggy
jcurley 02/Apr/09 2nd rpt
colin milton 02/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/08 -
morrisdaboss 20/Sep/08 Lead β
with Steve B
alun1111 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
mjeffery 25/Jul/08 Lead O/S
john lynch 04/Jul/08 Lead
with mike lynch
johnwilson123 ?/Jul/08 -
with paul
mattnuttall 30/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Alan Holden
ste_d 08/Jun/08 Solo rpt
addersb 02/Jun/08 Lead

Great exposure, perfectly protected and a classic climb

Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/May/08 Lead
DerwentDiluted 26/Apr/08 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Chris Lyon 22/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Worth the stars. Belay at the top is a pig to set up.

with Tom Whitehead
Mancunianimport ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
nmoysey ??/2008 Lead
with Ben Vickers
Stuart Wildman 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Rob Sykes
jimbonfire 03/Sep/07 Lead O/S
tobydunford 29/Aug/07 Solo O/S
jcurley 09/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Harry
jcurley 09/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Harry
Matthallinan ?/Jul/07 Lead
with Nicky Winn
Reaver2k 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Great climb! Looks green but it was dry. Wasn't sure where to start, ended up doing it side on, then reading the guidebook which says take the arete direct I went back at the end of the climb and did that into my previous climb and downclimbed off to cover all my options :P Wasn't exactly sure where I should be all the way up, but opted for on the wall most of the time, erring towards the arete! Wonderful! Great protection, a few "interesting" moves on slopers and nice positions, especially if you take the time to look out! Everything went perfectly on this lead for once, and not once did I get into a tussle on any of the moves. The final arete is finely positioned and feels exposed although having gear close-by! Found the belay abit of a problem, ended up balancing on a (BIG) chock down the chimney on the other side of the buttress and placing a thread and a wire, and making sure I sat in a position where I wouldnt get pulled round the arete and fall 20ft down the other side! I will be back to repeat with my Dad I am sure and look forward to it!

J25 06/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Alex Thompson 06/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Jonny
david morse 02/Jun/07 2nd
with james collingwood
Hidden 26/May/07 2nd
featuresforfeet 26/May/07 Solo O/S
alj 26/May/07 Lead
with CJD
mje1398 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with John M
Matt - BodyPoint 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Andrew Wood
MeMeMe 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Simon
Duncan I 01/Oct/06 Lead
with Steve Pardoe
Steve Pardoe 01/Oct/06 2nd

Green start, one sketchy move, but fantastic positions on the arete, justly a classic

Hidden 09/Sep/06 2nd
alicia 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Matt K
dread-i 11/Jun/06 2nd

Daves first big lead

with dave m.
cem 11/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 05/Jun/06 Lead O/S
shoulderbreaker 02/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Leanne Buxton
nigelw ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with I Higgins
Hidden ?/Nov/05 -
Hidden 10/Jul/05 Lead β
SecretSquirrel ?/May/05 Lead O/S

my first HS lead

with Philip
John Marsland 04/Sep/04 Lead
with Stefan Beyer
LakesWinter 02/Aug/04 2nd
with Cake
Cake 02/Aug/04 Lead
with Matt
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 31/Jul/04 2nd rpt
with Carmen
Si dH ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Kane Chandler
shaun walby 22/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Gman ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with James
malc 01/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Paul S
Simon Caldwell 31/May/03 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Laramadness 12/Sep/02 2nd β
with CEB
Owdham 19/Aug/02 TR O/S

A classic 3 star route. (Should be able to lead) as there is good protection. One to come back to.

with Girtch
Urgles ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with Laura
Blod 15/Aug/01 Lead O/S


with Clive M
Hidden 05/Aug/00 Solo
D Berry 18/Mar/00 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
Neil Conway ??/1998 2nd O/S
with Steve Hardy
Phil West 10/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Steve Wild
barney@helmshore 16/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with mark b
John Southworth 09/Jul/95 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 09/Jul/95 2nd
with Steve Dean, Viv Stainforth
Roget 01/Jul/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/93 Lead
craig h 03/Oct/93 2nd rpt
with Chris D
ste_d 07/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with mik
Hidden 01/Sep/91 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/91 Lead O/S
craig h 23/May/91 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman ?/Nov/90 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
Andy Say 25/Aug/90 Lead O/S
uphillnow ?/May/90 Solo

Done before. Also with Margaret 19.7.1994

Tom V ??/1967 -
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